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Simon Corbell to address North Canberra Community Council

By Leon Arundell - 15 May 2015 9

Deputy Chief Minister Simon Corbell will address the North Canberra Community Council on Tuesday 19 May 2015. 

Minister Corbell will discuss Canberra’s progress toward sustainability, including renewable energy policies, energy efficiency policies and the Capital Metro project.

The Community Council has asked the Deputy Chief Minister to respond to the following questions:

  • How does the Government plan to meet its 2012 election commitment of a 10.5 per cent public transport journey-to-work mode share by 2016?
  • How does the government plan to maintain the current level of public transport provision after the light rail?
  • If the Government does not build light rail, how will it address traffic congestion between Gungahlin and Civic?
  • What are the true costs of car travel in the ACT?
  • What steps have you taken to check the accuracy of Capital Metro’s estimated benefit cost ratio of 1.2?
  • How much of the $222 million in travel time savings is due to travel time savings to public transport?
  • What are Capital Metro’s base case estimates of current daily bus patronage, and bus patronage in 2021 and 2031?

The full meeting agenda is available on the NCCC website.

When: Tuesday 19 May 2015
Time: 8.15pm to 9.15pm
Where: Majura Function Room, Majura Community Centre, 2 Rosevear Place Dickson.

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Simon Corbell to address North Canberra Community Council
rommeldog56 6:30 pm 21 May 15

Leon said :

You can view the video of the Deputy Chief Minister’s presentation at https://youtu.be/levOT6IB7Aw

Mr Corbell responded to the first two of the above questions. Due to time taken up in responding to questions from the floor, he didn’t have time to respond to the others.

I love the bit where the harder questions about Light rail started, they ended the session pretty quickly ! LOL……

So, the cost to the ACT budget for just this 12k’s of track will be 1% ? I reckon that if they are serious about extending it, it will cost at least 10% of the ACTs budget – every year for the next 20 years. It ain’t going to happen unless the ACT Gov’ts revenue reveived dramatically increases (which might be possible if the GST is increased).

How on earth can the ACt Gov’t claim that it definately won’t cost ratepayers any more than the per annum contracted amount ? So, if the projected (by the ACT Gov’t) passenger numbers in the business case/BCR are not achieved, the provider won’t be seeking more $ from the ACT Gov’t ?

Pigs might fly. Even if the provider doesn’t, they will build that uncertainy into the contracted per annum price ratepayers have to meet anyway. The provider has no choice to protect their capital outlay and shareholders returns.

In Corbells defence – I think he actually believes the spin though. It’s like the Titanic seeking out the fiscal iceberg.

Yawn………….

Leon 3:22 pm 20 May 15

You can view the video of the Deputy Chief Minister’s presentation at https://youtu.be/levOT6IB7Aw

Mr Corbell responded to the first two of the above questions. Due to time taken up in responding to questions from the floor, he didn’t have time to respond to the others.

dungfungus 1:24 pm 18 May 15

MERC600 said :

dungfungus said :

Masquara said :

It’s time the ACT Government got with democracy. We’ve made it clear. We like our cars. We like to drive. We want to park at work. Time for a citizen’s referendum on whether Dickson should be devoted to bedroom-windowless cheap apartments for naive Chinese investors, or parking for shoppers.

Reducing the number of cars in the ACT would reduce revenue.
I registered a “new” second hand car last week and it cost $1500. About one third of that was stamp duty alone. If I din’t have to pay that extra stamp duty I could have bought one of those wanky slimline Euro-plates for a mere $434.00. Instead, they tried to flog me an embossed rainbow style “Canberra Centenary” relic for the same price as the standard plate.
I cannot seriously believe that any ACT Government would jeopardise this “soak the motorist mindset” by forcing people to take a tram instead.
Car ownership not only supports the government revenues but also the income of a plethora of local businesses that provide the goods and services to keep our vehicles roadworthy and efficient.

and keeps horses off the roads

Agistment paddocks for the horses will eventually make way for housing developments so they won’t be a problem.

MERC600 12:59 pm 18 May 15

dungfungus said :

Masquara said :

It’s time the ACT Government got with democracy. We’ve made it clear. We like our cars. We like to drive. We want to park at work. Time for a citizen’s referendum on whether Dickson should be devoted to bedroom-windowless cheap apartments for naive Chinese investors, or parking for shoppers.

Reducing the number of cars in the ACT would reduce revenue.
I registered a “new” second hand car last week and it cost $1500. About one third of that was stamp duty alone. If I din’t have to pay that extra stamp duty I could have bought one of those wanky slimline Euro-plates for a mere $434.00. Instead, they tried to flog me an embossed rainbow style “Canberra Centenary” relic for the same price as the standard plate.
I cannot seriously believe that any ACT Government would jeopardise this “soak the motorist mindset” by forcing people to take a tram instead.
Car ownership not only supports the government revenues but also the income of a plethora of local businesses that provide the goods and services to keep our vehicles roadworthy and efficient.

and keeps horses off the roads

dungfungus 8:48 pm 17 May 15

Masquara said :

It’s time the ACT Government got with democracy. We’ve made it clear. We like our cars. We like to drive. We want to park at work. Time for a citizen’s referendum on whether Dickson should be devoted to bedroom-windowless cheap apartments for naive Chinese investors, or parking for shoppers.

Reducing the number of cars in the ACT would reduce revenue.
I registered a “new” second hand car last week and it cost $1500. About one third of that was stamp duty alone. If I din’t have to pay that extra stamp duty I could have bought one of those wanky slimline Euro-plates for a mere $434.00. Instead, they tried to flog me an embossed rainbow style “Canberra Centenary” relic for the same price as the standard plate.
I cannot seriously believe that any ACT Government would jeopardise this “soak the motorist mindset” by forcing people to take a tram instead.
Car ownership not only supports the government revenues but also the income of a plethora of local businesses that provide the goods and services to keep our vehicles roadworthy and efficient.

Masquara 6:14 pm 17 May 15

It’s time the ACT Government got with democracy. We’ve made it clear. We like our cars. We like to drive. We want to park at work. Time for a citizen’s referendum on whether Dickson should be devoted to bedroom-windowless cheap apartments for naive Chinese investors, or parking for shoppers.

rommeldog56 11:23 pm 16 May 15

MERC600 said :

rubaiyat said :

A demonstration of how well the Government is doing, will be for anyone interested in this meeting, getting there and getting back by public transport!

Simon Corbell will no doubt be driving there.

Well I guess most will drive, unless there are stables for the horses.

They will have no choice but to drive on those accursed roads and park in one of those accursed car parks.

In the dead of a Canberra Winter or not, I just can not see the toy train set being of any use so what ever for people looking to get to locations such as Rosevear Place, Dickson.

Maybe better to ask the Chief Minister “Why are you spending m$780+ of ratepayers money on 12 Ks of light rail that will, by your own business case, get people from Gunners CBD to Civic only 3 minutes faster than an express bus” ?

In any event, the 4th dot point “What are the true costs of car travel in the ACT” says it all really. The true cost (what ever that includes) of car travel will remain post the toy train set.

The fifth dot point “What steps have you taken to check the accuracy of Capital Metro’s estimated benefit cost ratio of 1.2?”, is just silly really. The answer is nothing. Why ? Because it gets their pet project across the line and the BCR was undertaken by a Consultancy firm. Better to ask Corbell “why are you spending m$780+ of ratepayers money for the relatively minor return of 1:1.2 ?” Not to mention that the benefits realisations are mostly intangibles anyway.

MERC600 5:30 pm 15 May 15

rubaiyat said :

A demonstration of how well the Government is doing, will be for anyone interested in this meeting, getting there and getting back by public transport!

Simon Corbell will no doubt be driving there.

Well I guess most will drive, unless there are stables for the horses.

rubaiyat 2:58 pm 15 May 15

A demonstration of how well the Government is doing, will be for anyone interested in this meeting, getting there and getting back by public transport!

Simon Corbell will no doubt be driving there.

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